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Sky One Review

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Last update: March 27, 2024
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Sky One is Sky’s oldest and original satellite channel. It was first broadcast in Norway and Finland under the moniker Satellite Television in 1982. Today, it is only available in the UK and Ireland, where you can watch the likes of The Simpsons and A League of Their Own.

The programming is a mix of shows imported from North America and its own original shows.

What kind of programmes can I see on Sky One?

You can watch a variety of genres on Sky One, including comedy, drama, reality TV and kids shows.

Most of its programmes are from the States, including 24, Glee, Prison Break, Futurama, Modern Family, and The Flash. A lot come from the Fox network in particular. The Simpsons is Sky One’s longest running show, which is from the US. Sky has the exclusive rights to new episodes of the Simpsons, so if it is your favourite show, make sure Sky One is part of your subscription or package deal.


Did Sky One start out as a different channel?

Originally, Sky One was a haven for popular new game shows live The Price is Right and Blockbusters. Original and commissioned Sky One programming over the years has spanned the genres, but mostly sticks to comedy, reality TV, and a bit of drama. These days you can watch shows like Yonderland, A League of Their Own, The Kumars, and A Touch of Cloth - though you may also remember The Colour of Magic, Brainiac, Pineapple Dance Studios, and the 2008 Gladiators reboot.


Where can I watch Sky One?

Sky One comes as standard with all Sky TVpackages, as does Sky One +1. If you go for the Sky HD add-on, you’ll get Sky One HD as well. And as with all Sky TV, you can watch shows on demandand on 30-day catch up. Sky 1 is on Sky channel 106 (Also in HD).

It’s also available to watch from anywhere with Sky Go- access to which is free for all Sky TV customers.

With Virgin Media TV, Sky One is included in its Mix TV, and Full House TV packages. Full House also has the added bonus of Sky One HD. And, of course, you can watch your favourite shows on demand and on Virgin Media TV too.

On TalkTalk TV,Sky One is included as part of the TV Plus package; or if you want to add it to the basic TalkTalk TV, you can subscribe to the TV Select Boost.

You’ll also find Sky One available to stream on NowTV- whether that’s through a Now TV box, a smart TV, a streaming stick, or online. If you have a YouView box you’ll find NOW TV on there too, which is the only way you can watch Sky One on your telly with a BT TVpackage.

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